Archive - August 2014

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Worldcoo launches its new website and closes its first financing round

Worldcoo launches its new website and closes its first financing round

Here, there are our best news of the summer. Worldcoo closes its first round of funding, with the entry of Ona Capital, Delta Partners and Banco Sabadell as major investors. And we have launched a new website, also in spanish.  The contribution of  € 230,000 will be dedicate to accelerate the business growth, get the challenge of being in 10% of e-commerce transactions in Europe and to raise funds for 50 charity projects.

Ona and Delta Capital Partners, the new investors. Ona Capital, and Delta Partners, are the latest investors who have become part of the project. Banc Sabadell  also bet on the company in early 2014. During the first round of seed capital, Xavier Marcet (President to Lead Change, Founder and President of the Barcelona Drucker Society and professor at IDEC) and Josep Maria Martorell (currently, General Director for Research in the Generalitat de Catalunya) were the first who believe in the project. Soon after, the technology agency T4XI (which invested in the company as  Tech Angel) and Carles Florensa, (General Director of Eurosilla, advisor and business angel in several companies, professor at ESADE and UAB), joined the group.

Launch of the web in spanish. T4XI has been in charge of developing  our new  site  according to its needs with a  different  design from other crowdfunding platforms. We are very happy with the browsing experience and hope you enjoy it as we do.

Worldcoo was born in 2012 with an international focus but the spanish market is an opportunity to grow faster. The volume of e-commerce in Spain represents 5% of the European e-commerce and has a promising future in becoming a real  agent of developement and social change with growth rates of 20% annually, according to the CNMC (National Commission markets and competition).

Social Bussiness Model. Aureli  Bou and Sergi Figueres, co-founders, with the entire group of investors have formed a Social Bussines model that follows in the footsteps of similar models operating in the Netherlands, UK and USA, where companies reinvest 70% of their potential benefits to other social projects or R & D. Here you can see all aspects of our social commitment.

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